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Tetanus Questions

Whenever, I just wash hand after washroom, I just feel like the, the water droplets from sink, splashed and touched my hand, I feel like it shouldn't happen, it will spread tetanus then I wash my hand again, and I end up washing my hand 3 to 4 times, then I just fear that, if I shake hand with anybody or share an object tetanus will spread! even though I wash my hands, after washroom I end up in washing my hand 10 times a day, I also keep washing my watch as soap foam touch watch! and my biggest fear is, can tetanus be spread when I shake hand with others. And what to do if water splashes from sink!

Dr.Rishabh Narula 92% (137ratings)
MBBS
General Physician, Sirsa
Whenever, I just wash hand after washroom, I just feel like the, the water droplets from sink, splashed and touched m...
Hey don't worry too much. Tetanus bacteria is present in soil/animal faeces etc. Clean surfaces/ hands don't harbor the bacteria. Moreover, it only spreads through cuts/ wounds. It can't penetrate intact skin. So you won't get tetanus that easily. Try to prevent yourself from washing hands repeatedly even if you feel they are dirty. You will gradually be able to curb the habit.
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Can applying soap foam in soil or contaminated object kills tetanus bacteria forever?

Dr.Shobhit Tandon 96% (3020ratings)
MBBS, PG-Diploma In Clinical Pathology
General Physician, Sri Ganganagar
Can applying soap foam in soil or contaminated object kills tetanus bacteria forever?
important method of preventing tetanus is cleaning out the wound as thoroughly as possible. The wound can be washed with clean water, and soap can be used to clean the area around the wound.
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Yesterday, I was cleaning my ph with sanitizer & my figure got rubbed with sanitizer bottle lid & red spot appeared. I cleaned the spot with soap & water (but it did not burn in soap), but later. A small burning sensation was there. So I need to take tetanus vaccine for this? My last vaccine was in 5th april, 2021.

Dr.Prakhar Singh 93% (8190ratings)
MBBS, Basic Life Support (B.L.S), Advanced Cardiac Life Support, Fellow of Academy of General Education (FAGE)
General Physician, Delhi
Yesterday, I was cleaning my ph with sanitizer & my figure got rubbed with sanitizer bottle lid & red spot appeared. ...
I am sorry to hear about your concern but will be happy to assist you. If the injured person hasn't had a tetanus shot in the past five years and the wound is deep or dirty, your doctor may recommend a booster. The injured person should have the booster shot within 48 hours of the injury. Let's connect over a call so that we can discuss your concern in details and make a suitable treatment plan for you.
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While cleaning my phone with sanitizer, my hand got crushed with the lid of the sanitizer bottle & there was a slight red mark. Though when I washed the spot with soap & water, it didn't burn. But it remained red a bit & some sensations are also there? Now, do I need to take tetanus shot? I took my last dose in april 5, 2021.

Dr.Prakhar Singh 93% (8190ratings)
MBBS, Basic Life Support (B.L.S), Advanced Cardiac Life Support, Fellow of Academy of General Education (FAGE)
General Physician, Delhi
While cleaning my phone with sanitizer, my hand got crushed with the lid of the sanitizer bottle & there was a slight...
I am sorry to hear about your concern but will be happy to assist you. If the injured person hasn't had a tetanus shot in the past five years and the wound is deep or dirty, your doctor may recommend a booster. The injured person should have the booster shot within 48 hours of the injury. Let's connect over a call so that we can discuss your concern in details and make a suitable treatment plan for you.
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Hi doctor, my aunt has taken covid vaccine 8 days back, and today she got a cut on her finger and lot of bleeding has taken place. Is it safe to take tetanus injection now?

Dr.Pulak Mukherjee 91% (12388ratings)
BHMS
Homeopathy Doctor, Hooghly
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my aunt has taken covid vaccine 8 days back, and today she got a cut on her finger and lot of bleeding has...
No need to take it, it is not a road traffic accident or it has not occurred outside then there is no need of tetanus.
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Doctor I took tetanus injection today from a medical store but syringe fill with tetanus vaccine fell down on the ground before injecting me so is there any problem.

Dr.Md Rajja 95% (589ratings)
MBBS MSc, MSc Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine Specialist, Delhi
Doctor I took tetanus injection today from a medical store but syringe fill with tetanus vaccine fell down on the gro...
Good evening yes there is problem. Avoid to use such syringe fill with tetanus vaccine fell down on the ground before injecting. Thank you.
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Doctor I took tetanus injection on 16th may 2021 and today I scratch by a nail so should again I have to take tetanus vaccine.

Dr.Md Rajja 95% (589ratings)
MBBS MSc Internal Medicine, MSc Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine Specialist, Delhi
Doctor I took tetanus injection on 16th may 2021 and today I scratch by a nail so should again I have to take tetanus...
Good evening no need. Don't worry vaccine will protect you for 3 months, no need to take tetanus vaccine again. Thank you.
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Doctor I took tetanus injection on 26th may and today my hand scratched by a rusty nail so should again I have to take tetanus vaccine.

Dr.Md Rajja 95% (589ratings)
MBBS MSc Internal Medicine, MSc Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine Specialist, Delhi
Doctor I took tetanus injection on 26th may and today my hand scratched by a rusty nail so should again I have to tak...
Good evening no need to take. You have taken tetanus injection on 26th may, it will protect you from rusty nail tetanus infection. Thank you.
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My father was corona vaccinated and yesterday he has taken a tetanus shot (tt )injection. Is there any problem?

Dr.Md Rajja 95% (589ratings)
MBBS MSc Internal Medicine, MSc Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine Specialist, Delhi
My father was corona vaccinated and yesterday he has taken a tetanus shot (tt )injection. Is there any problem?
Good evening its better to take vaccine after 1 month. If he/she have emergency conditions. Boost his protein diet for his safety as he have already taken the vaccine. Thank you.
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